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Friday, December 22, 2017

Bank Customer Allegedly Hacks Bank’s Accounts And Carts Away $64,822

A customer, who allegedly hacked into Unity Bank’s accounts and stole $64,822.97 with an Automated Teller Machine, ATM, card, was yesterday, charged before an Igbosere magistrate’s court, Lagos.






The accused, Adeagbo Bayonle, 37, was alleged to have committed the crime on November 6 in connivance with one Dayo Ogunseyitan, who is still at large. The theft was discovered following complaints by affected account owners in several cities and an audit by the bank’s management.


A police team, following a tip-off, tracked the suspects to their hideout at an undisclosed location in Lagos. The defendant was arrested, but, according to a source, Ogunseyitan fled. Bayonle was arraigned before Magistrate B. I. Bakare on a two-count charge bordering on stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Wewe Adegbayi, told the court that the defendant and Ogunseyitan withdrew the said money from several ATMs in Lagos, Ibadan and other cities. Adegbayi said after hacking the bank’s system, both men modified a Naira ATM card so it could withdraw Dollars, following which they withdrew $64,822.97 from the accounts.


Bayonle denied the charge. The defendant’s lawyer, Olusegun Adaranijo, urged the court to grant him bail, adding that he would not jump bail.


In a ruling, Magistrate Bakare granted him N5 million bail with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be a landed property owner in Lagos. Bakare also directed each surety to deposit N50,000 in the court’s Chief Registrar’s account.


The magistrate ordered that the defendant be remanded in Ikoyi Prison until he fulfils the bail conditions and adjourned the case till January 12, 2018 for mention.

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14 comments:

  1. That is nice. why steal someone's money and you are still caught. Your juju no work well

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  2. Get rich quick syndrome. Bunch of thieves.

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  3. Those guys got served. How could that even be possible without the collaboration of some bank official(s). They should probe further before prosecuting the suspect.

    By the way, has the CBN ever sanctioned any of the Nigerian banks over the illegal deduction of few nairas from unsuspecting customer's account without any transaction notification?

    This is a case of a player being played.


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    1. Honestly, I thought I was the only one wondering your last paragraph. Why will I transfer funds to another account, get the alert of the funds I transferred but won't get the alert of the transfer fee?? That's a fraudulent. This days when they remove their dba charges on my account and tax, I don't even get the alert anymore. I just see it on my activities in my mobile app when I notice the irregularities with my account balance my message and my app. This is annoying.

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  4. Hmmm
    The extent people will go just for money.
    Na WA oooo

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  5. Nawa o. So many people are cutting corners just to get rich quick.
    Why do something you will regret later

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  6. Withdraw U$D from Nigerian ATM?????


    Awon boys yi lasan....

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  7. Goshh...why did he get caught..pain me

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  8. The story sound phony.Nigerian Banks don't put up dollars for withdrawal on atms.The bank and police need to do there investigation very well so that they have the facts required to prosecute the criminals

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  9. Who put dollar for them to withdraw? Them try shah, they shld be given jobs in banks

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